Testing new flavors. Working with her team. Creating packaging ideas.
Zollipops CEO Alina Morse cites these as a few of her favorite aspects of running a family business based on a concept of creating candy that helps teeth.
Where It Began
Seven-year- old Alina Morse went to the bank with her dad and the teller offered her a lollipop. While she really wanted to accept, her dad told her that sugar in candy was terrible for her teeth. So she asked him:
“Why can’t we make a lollipop that’s actually good for your teeth?”
With that question, the idea for Zollipops® was born! Together, Alina and her dad set off to make delicious lollipop treats that are actually good for teeth and in 2014, the first Zollipops treat hit the shelves.
What’s with the Z?
Alina’s little sister, Lola, came up with name Zollipops when she tried to pronounce one of the tooth-friendly ingredients.
Alina was looking for a catchy name, Lola said “Zollipops,” and the rest is history!
Check out Alina’s Youtube channel – Zollicandy.
Zollipops has been featured on ABC, NBC, and CNN news, the Steve Harvey Show, GMA Shark Tank Kids, and in People Magazine, among others.
A Sweet Mission
Alina’s aim: to reduce America’s tooth decay epidemic and protect the most powerful source of energy, joy and happiness in the world — children’s smiles.
Ten percent of profits and One Million Zollipops are committed to support oral health education in schools and qualified organizations
The One Million Smiles Initiative promotes oral health year-round and helps engage kids in discussions about:
- Science and chemistry
- Taking care of their bodies
- Inspiring kids and empowering them that they really can do anything!
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